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Fair Housing Month Activities

Fair Housing Month Activities

Jefferson City

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1 – 4 p.m.
Beyond Fair Housing, Course ID 2070014013
MREC approved for 3 hours core credit
Hawthorn Bank, Community Room, 3600 Amazonas Dr., Jefferson City, MO
Reservations should be made by emailing [email protected]
* If you have a disability requiring special accommodations, please advise when reserving.

St. Louis

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency
9th Annual Fair Housing Month Kick Off Celebration
Recognizing Those Who Served
O'Fallon Recreation Center 4343 W
Florissant St. Louis, MO 63115

Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Equal Housing Opportunity Council

18th Annual Regional Fair Housing Training Conference
Modern Segregation
Addressing Barriers To Equality In Local Governments
At The Missouri History Museum In Forest Park
Check-In At The Event Begins At 8:30 a.m.
For more Information:

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 3 – 5 p.m.
Fair Housing Month Poster and Journalism Contest and Vendor Fair
Ferguson Community Center; 1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson, MO


Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Columbia Fair Housing Seminar: Fair Housing and Best Practices
First State Community Bank, 300 Diego Ct, Columbia, MO
Free Lunch, sandwich/chips/water (

   - Fair Housing 101 [45 mins] presented by: Rigel Oliveri
   - Best Practices [45 mins
] presented by: MCHR Housing Attorney Andrea Biondolino
   - Q&A [30 mins]
Partnering Agencies: City of Columbia Human Rights Commission, Columbia Apartment Association, Columbia Board of Realtors, Columbia Housing Authority, First State Community Bank, Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Kansas City

Friday, April 24, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Human Relations Department Civil Rights Division
7th Annual Civil Rights/Fair Housing Summit
The New Face of Protest
Keynote Speaker: Pamela Meanes, President, National Bar Association
The summit is a full day event where information will be provided regarding fair housing, equal employment, current cultural issues facing Hispanics & healthy communities and race. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is provided. Lunch, which is also free, will be served but pre-registration is required so that we can have an idea of how many lunches will need to be prepared. You may register on line or by phone.

What is Fair Housing?

Fair housing means all people have equal access to the housing of their choice that they can afford. Fair housing laws ensure this equal access.

Both the Missouri Human Rights Act and the Federal Fair Housing Act mandate that people have equal housing opportunities and not be subjected to discrimination in housing based upon certain protected categories, including race, color, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, sex, or for having children in their household.

Fair housing laws apply to the sale or rental of nearly all forms of residences, including apartments, houses, mobile homes, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and even vacant lots to be developed for housing. Anyone who has control over residential property or real estate financing must obey state and federal fair housing laws, including landlords, rental managers, property owners, real estate agents, bankers, developers, builders, and certain individual homeowners who are selling or renting property.

MCHR and HUD safeguard the protections set out in state and federal fair housing laws and enforce the laws within their jurisdictions. Both MCHR and HUD are committed to preventing discrimination and encouraging the fair treatment of all persons.

Opening Doors for All Missourians

Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Housing and Urban Development